Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
for 7.8% for third month in a row. what does it mean that president obama shut down the jobs council? here is white house correspondent wendell goler. >> more than a year after the last meeting with the group, president obama is not renewing the charter for jobs council. unemployment rate fell more than percentage point since the council's first meeting two years ago. 7.8%, no one in the white house says it's fallen far enough. officials defend the council's work and obama's interaction with it. >> job council provides a series of ideas. many of which the president did not require a formal meeting for those ideas to be generated. >> from the start, critics believe the counsel was intended to create appearance of action in face of soaring unemployment. only met four times. they criticized the council and criticized mr. obama for not meeting with it. >> one thing the president could have done instead of waste something much time blaming others would have been to convey job -- convene the jobs council created amid so's much fanfare. >> john boehner's press secretary said the president "
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
is correct. >> greg: you can't arrest yourself. >> bob: i congratulate the obama administration. >> kimberly: down to five seconds. thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. ♪ >> bret: a bipartisan plan for immigration reform. is this the one thing washington can come together on? politics and the policy. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. almost everyone in washington agrees the immigration system is broken. and needs fixing. but forget the small print. no one could even agree on the major points. now, that may be changing. chief political correspondent carl cameron tells us about a proposal that might actually have a chance. >> day before the president unveils the immigration reform plan in las vegas, bipartisan group of senators laid down the framework on the controversial issue. >> we do not want immigration as a wedge issue. much rather we want a bipartisan bill that solves the problems and becomes law. >> four democrats joined four republicans including arizona senator john mccain, top g.o.p. advocate for immigration reform for years. influential
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
% of those for president obama. unions overall. >> the numbers will go down further. because of what happened in wisconsin. it doesn't make sense. union members are the government unions to remain and volunteer to pay the union dues when the unions can't clickively bargain on their behalf. they are paying dues for nothing. having seen the success that scott walker has had balancing the budget to 250 many surplus, the other considers around the governor, democrats and republicans will look to follow that lead. the union strength and pow her diminish further. >> another blow for them. >> it. and in the private sebbor where the unions flourish in decade after the world ward had no competitors because the allies and enemies were in rubble. the unions enjoy their heyday. now with the international competition if you stay in business and the unions maintain the artificially high wages and tough work rules, in the auto industry, you go bust. that's why union are in decline in private sector. >> bret: next up, friday lightning round. ♪ so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve, and the guy hands me
Jan 29, 2013 3:00pm PST
and notes its expected increase through 2016. this produced by senate republicans blasts president obama for talking a good game on spending and debt but failing to deliver. >> we have kicked the can down the road. we're now at the end of the road. the debt ballooned by 50% so the president's rhetoric and message don't match up. >> they are talking about increasing taxes to hand the upcoming automatic cuts known as sequestration. >> remember, the american people still believe by overwhelming margin that the rich should contribute this. they believe medicare shouldn't whacked and discretionary spending has been hit hard already. >> republicans say the president and democrats have gotten the tax increase already. now g.o.p. leaders are calling on the democratic colleagues to develop a serious plan to address the nation's fiscal issues instead of engaging in political war. bret? >> bret: mike emanuel live on the hill. thank you. still ahead -- 12 surgeons, two arms and one very brave man. story you will have to see to believe. first, why is the federal government having such a hard time get